Maria Sweeney is a Moldova-born, New Jersey-based freelance �illustrator and comic artist. She graduated magma cum laude from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. ’’Brittle Joints’’ won a Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo Mini-Grant in 2018. She has worked extensively in digital, oils, watercolors, and other traditional �mediums. Aside from illustrating her current project, In A Rut Comics, �she writes and self-publishes comics relating to her experience of �navigating the world with a rare disability. When she’s not reading �or sketching comics, she’s snuggling with her tiny dog, Bambi.
Living with a physical and painful disability in American is constant cycle of society seeking to undermine disabled individuals or silence them. Everyday constant resistance towards the social constructs at play is necessary for survival for disabled people. My comics and work as a whole is an effort to demonstrate these quiet moments of resistance and perseverance.